Thursday, November 4, 2010
The McDonald's Lesson for Naughty Kids
I haven't been a bad girl! That does it, this will be a good lesson for them. I told them I was going to take them to Micky D's for a treat today, but they had been disobedient and wouldn't be able to eat there. However, I was still going to. Tobin looked shocked. "Well what are WE gonna do?!" "You'll have to watch me eat, I guess". (Now before you think I'm using food deprivation as a discipline tactic, note that I gave them peanut butter and jelly when we got home.) I wasn't about to haul my sleepy baby and the 2 boys into the restaurant so I went through the drive through. The whole time, my 2 year old is crying because he wants McDonald's. My four year old keeps reminding him "Ty, we were disobedient, and fighting over the cart and coupons, that's why we don't get to." I order my McChicken and a water while Ty keeps repeating "want some, want some". I ask, "Ty, why is it that you don't get any?" Tobin starts up with his well rehearsed answer, but I stop him and say I want to hear it from Ty. But all Ty can get out is a voice cracking "because, because, because...." He is quite heartbroken while I enjoy my McDonald's in front of them. We'll see how they are during our next trip to Wal Mart! Hmmmm.